July has been declared #WorldWatercolorMonth and it seems like a fun idea to me. I’ll try to post a watercolor every day in July but don’t know if I’ll succeed. If you want to join in or want to know more about it you can go here https://doodlewash.com/world-watercolor-month-july-2016/ on
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This painting was done in Ft. Pierce as part of an invitational paint out. The last time I was in the neighborhood, this building was completely renovated. It wouldn’t be my choice as a painting subject anymore because all the character was removed.
The title is from that song by the B52’s – “Love Shack”. Of course being in Ft. Pierce it was probably more likely a Drug Shack.
This is from Adams Ranch in Ft. Pierce, FL where the live oaks grow undisturbed. They are huge trees with far reaching limbs. A bit farther down this dirt road on the ranch is a picnic area with a giant tree house.
I’m getting ready to start a new commission and while taking stock, making sure there were plenty of pastels in the box and planning my approach this painting came to mind.
The new painting won’t have a path with dappled light but many of the colors will be the same, as well as the size.
This is the first year in many that I haven’t been able to attend the “Artist Day” or I think it’s currently called “Brush with Nature” day at Adams Ranch in Ft. Pierce, FL. Unfortunately my husband had recent surgery and I’m not comfortable with leaving him for a whole day yet. So, today I’ll post some of my paintings from Adams Ranch, and believe me I have a few. The ranch is a wonderful place to paint and is a working ranch that is just huge (about 50,000 acres) with way more cows than people. My kind of place. Once a year they allow artists to occupy a section of the ranch and the cows watch us paint all day. Entertaining for all of us!
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